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Records: Bush Failed to Meet Guard Standards

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Records: Bush Failed to Meet Guard Standards

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Records: Bush Failed to Meet Guard Standards

Records: Bush Failed to Meet Guard Standards

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George W. Bush, during his Texas Air National Guard service. George Bush Presidential Library and Museum hide caption

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Newly released documents show President Bush was suspended from flight status in the Texas Air National Guard in 1972 for not taking a required physical exam and failing to meet the Guard's performance standards. Memos show Bush asked his commander about "how to get out of coming to drill." Hear NPR's Brian Naylor.